An original oil painting, Palm Tree,
42 X 32 inches, oil on canvas, has been donated to Northern Secondary School on the occasion of Northern’s 75th Anniversary, May 5th 2005 by Internationally renowned painter and Northern Secondary School alumni Ron Bolt. It is now proudly on display in Northern’s Heritage Room.
Palm Tree, Oil on canvas Ron Bolt
As a graduating Northern art student Ron was the NSS Art Gold Medal Winner in 1957. Northern staff and students thank Ron for his gift to Northern. Please look him up on the web for more info and images of his prolific and brilliant work.
Ron Bolt – “considered Canada’s greatest living Land and Seascape Painter.”
Biography: – RON BOLT was born in Toronto, Canada in 1938. He studied at what is now Northern Secondary School, in Toronto, graduating as the Art Gold Medalist in 1957 and then went on to study at Ontario College of Art. In 1961 Bolt graduated as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His career spans close to 40 years and includes over 70 one man exhibitions. Participating in group exhibitions in public museums in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, England and Japan, Bolt has continued the powerful tradition of landscape painting in Canada although with a slight shift in focus. For Bolt, it is the coastal and river waterways that fascinate him – a wilderness that he describes as “sacred”. His paintings, drawings and prints can be found in private, public and corporate collections around the world. Among his many commissions are murals for the Ontario and Canadian Federal governments, two books, and a serigraph for the Royal Ontario Museum and the “Fundy” definitive $1.00 stamp for Canada Post. His commitment to furthering a wider appreciation of the visual arts has involved him as co-founder of ART magazine, and founding member of Visual Arts Ontario. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1986 and served as its 27th President from 2000 to 2002. Bolt was awarded the Canada 125 Medal in 1992, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2003 and the RCA’s Centennial Medallion in 2005.
Special thanks to Steve Macnaughton for this update.